Patricia Cornwell Books In Order

On January 9, 1990, Patricia Cornwell published Postmortem. This was her first novel and it also marked the start of what went on to become the bestselling Kay Scarpetta series.

Since then she’s released dozens more books, most of which have made the New York Times bestseller list. Not all of these have been Scarpetta novels though – Cornwell has also published some other series, cookbooks, a children’s story and non-fiction books.

To help you keep track of everything that she’s written, we’ve produced a complete list of Patricia Cornwell books in order below. This chronological list has links to pages for each of her releases; on those pages you can find the following information:

  • When it was published
  • Which series it’s part of (if applicable)
  • A description of the story / content
  • An image of the book cover
  • A link to the book on Amazon so that you can check out reviews by other readers or get a copy if you’ve not yet read it

Patricia Cornwell Books In Order

  1. Postmortem – 1990
  2. Body Of Evidence – 1991
  3. All That Remains – 1992
  4. Cruel And Unusual – 1993
  5. The Body Farm – 1994
  6. From Potter’s Field – 1995
  7. Cause Of Death – 1996
  8. Hornet’s Nest – 1997
  9. Unnatural Exposure – 1997
  10. Ruth, A Portrait – 1997
  11. Point Of Origin – 1998
  12. Scarpetta’s Winter Table – 1998
  13. Southern Cross – 1999
  14. Life’s Little Fable – 1999
  15. Black Notice – 1999
  16. The Last Precinct – 2000
  17. Isle Of Dogs – 2001
  18. Food To Die For – 2001
  19. Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper – 2002
  20. Blow Fly – 2003
  21. Trace – 2004
  22. Predator – 2005
  23. At Risk – 2006
  24. Book Of The Dead – 2007
  25. The Front – 2008
  26. Scarpetta – 2008
  27. The Scarpetta Factor – 2009
  28. Port Mortuary – 2010
  29. Red Mist – 2011
  30. The Bone Bed – 2012
  31. Dust – 2013
  32. Flesh And Blood – 2014
  33. Chasing The Ripper – 2014